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The Spaniard

) #18 of 49 Restaurants in Kinsale €€ - €€€ Irish, , Seafood
Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
+353 21 477 2436
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (36 reviews)
“fish cakes” (7 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Historic pub with delicious fish and chips. We were able to enjoy our beer and lunch at the picnic tables on one of our rare sunny days on this trip to Ireland. We walked down from the Charles Fort along the Scilly walk and stopped...More

Thank Frances D
Reviewed 3 days ago

By far the most fun in a pub I've had in Ireland. I've visited the Spaniard on 8 of my 9 trips to Ireland and I love the place.

Thank B1638LZpaul
Reviewed 1 week ago

he Spaniard has been around a really long time. The current owners (Mary and Dave) have had it for over 15 years and it’s clear that they care about their customers. There are always a ton of locals (who are very friendly by the way)...More

Thank Kathy-Shevlin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here while we were on our way back from Charles Fort. We sat outside since it was such a beautiful day. Just ordered Guinness. Met some very pleasant people there who came to Kinsale almost every weekend in the summer. Outstanding way to relax....More

Thank ChajuBenree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking from Kinsale to the Bulman we called in at the Spaniard for a couple of pints of Guinness, absolutely fabulous place, full of locals who all made us welcome, sawdust on the floor and great atmosphere, my daughters come here oftem, great food, great...More

Thank 234PeterJF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a late check-in we were looking for a restaurant/pub to have a late lunch. This place did not disappoint! My husband ordered the Seafood Bisque soup (too salty for my palate) and Fish n Chips; where I had the Salmon and Haddock fish cakes....More

Thank Hondette
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Took my boss for a quick couple of drinks before eating in Man Friday. The evening was blue skies and sunny. It was my bosses first time in West Cork and so a great introduction. Staff were nice and friendly and the Guinness was the...More

Thank AoifeMarie2208
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great place to stop and have a pint after a pretty interesting walk. I'd definitely go again. Sat at the bar, bartender friendly, seems like a lot of locals. Don't remember if we ate there, if we did it was just a snack. Nice, make...More

Thank Tim A
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We walked up the hill to this pub. Nice walk. Good music and atmosphere. Mostly locals from the looks of it. Definitely recommend.

Thank ontheroadagn7
Reviewed 12 May 2017

My wife and I came here for a family gathering before a wedding the following day, there couldn't have been a better place to meet up in such a large group. The staff were more than accommodating for everyone, even those who turned up a...More

Thank xtinct
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Catherine A
Will you be open in late October Sunday or Monday? At the end of the jazz fest? Will you have any music? Thanks!
19 August 2016|
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Response from liam_mccaffrey | Reviewed this property |
I believe this is an "open all year round" restaurant however best to check with the management.
Catherine A
Will you be open in late October Sunday or Monday? At the end of the jazz fest? Will you have any music? Thanks!
19 August 2016|
Response from Dums1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Catherine, Suggest you telephone the Spaniard Inn. +00 353 21 4772436 Currently the property is listed for sale and it might be best to call directly to ensure it will continue business and current services pending sale... More
Cathy K
Do they serve a fish platter ?
9 June 2016|
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Response from olivermccann | Reviewed this property |
Do not remember but fresh fish in guaranteed.Do email and ask. They will respond.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scilly, Kinsale, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 21 477 2436
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